Claude Debussy wrote his cello sonata in 1915, one of the last pieces the composer wrote. The sonata is just over ten minutes in length, and makes use of modes and pentatonic scales which Debussy was fond of. The sonata uses many advanced cello techniques, and is an extremely effective performance piece when played by experienced soloists. The first movement is influenced by music of the early eighteenth century, and the last two movements are played without a break.
Other works by Debussy
Other cello sonatas